Nowadays, most of us choose compressed ZIP archives over original files to send to someone. Well, why not? It is more convenient to share a document when it’s size is compressed.
But how would you make sure if the files you are about to download are legit? Say you need to check the content, or something in particular inside the ZIP, without having to download all of it.
Check and unzip ZIP files in the Cloud
Suppose someone sends you an email or in any way shares with you a ZIP file containing PDFs, Images, Audios or stuff, via your Google drive cloud and you don’t want to download them all, rather you need only a few files.
I can tell you how you would be able to do that in quite an easy way.
All you need to do is to Unzip that Compressed ZIP file directly in your Google Drive and right away download that specific file you need.
For this, you would need a Chrome Extension(Plugin) called ZIP Extractor but it only works with “Chrome browser”. Make sure you have it on your machine.
Installing ZIP extractor
You can go to the “Chrome Web Store” and search for the extension called ZIP Extractor (or you simply click on this link).
Or if you want you can open your Google Drive account > New > More > Connect more apps. Search for the ZIP Extractor and install it.
Now, select from the archive, the file that you want to Unzip and right-click on it and then go for the open it with Zip Extractor option.
On the very first use, it will ask you to authorize the app, it’s simple, you just have to click on the Allow button.
After that, the Unzipping starts.
- You can select the file(s) to extract. By default, all the files are selected.
- Click on the Extract Now button to start the process.
- The file(s) will be extracted and archived to the very directory where the ZIP file is located. They are saved in a folder with the same name as the ZIP file.
Hope this post was worth-while. We’re always willing to hear suggestions and queries. Thanks for reading and Stay tuned. 😊